Risk perception and risk communication: research is this theme is focussed on questions such as, why do civilians sometimes estimate the risk of flooding, fire or disease as very high, and sometimes as to be neglected and how does the social environment play a role in this, such as the opinions of peers and the media? As part of this theme, we are also involved in the Risk Factory, an interactive safety centre where children and vulnerable groups (the elderly or disabled) can learn to become more risk aware and resilient (Risk Factory).



This research is applied focussed, which is evident from the ongoing collaboration with partners, such as the National Crisis Centre, law enforcement agencies, WODC and the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority.